Second round of Education COI consultations to start soon


On August 11, 18 and 23, at the National Center for Educational Resource Development (NCERD), religious communities desirous of making oral submissions to the ongoing Commission of Inquiry (CoI) will be able to do so.


The Commission which began in April, 2016 is being done to review, revise, upgrade and extend the education sector’s strategic plan.


According to Public Relations Officer, Ministry of Education, Suelle Findlay-Williams, the Guyana Society of Jesus, the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha (GHDA) and the Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG,) are among some of the religious organisations that have requested to meet with the commission.


Findlay-Williams explained that the Commission will hear from the Private Sector Commission on August 19, UG and CPCE on September 20, and the GTU on September 22.


The Commissioners are targeting the input of religious leaders, teachers, administrative staff and students of the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE), the University of Guyana (UG), and the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) in this second round of consultation.


The third and final round of consultation would see the Commissioners travelling to the regions to hear from residents about their perception of the state of the education system, and their recommendations for its enhancement. These series of engagements will commence in September and stretch into November. The Commission of Inquiry is expected to wrap-up in December.


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